Oli Epp: The Artist Holding Up A Funhouse Mirror To The 21st Century.
Music by: Valeonthebeat – Poison. Image credit: Hannah Burton.
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Living in the 21st Century isn’t simple, and someone attempting to navigate this is London-based artist Oli Epp. Looking at the complexities of anxiety and identity in the digital age with consumerism and consumption at the forefront, Epp’s paintings ironically question our pursuit of perfection and of the subsequent conflicts that arise from that. His work is centered around the body and its relationship with the world. This can be seen through the exaggerated shapes, long limbs and his cartoon like approach.
But beyond the bright pop colours and sometimes sexualised figures, Epp’s art has a darker undertone with a deep narrative. The 2D aspect of his work reflects the images we find in the digital space and he hopes to show the alternative personalities and fakeness that many people publicise with their online presence.
Since graduating from the City & Guilds of London Art School in 2017, Epp has continued to exhibit his work internationally and his work has been positively received. He continues to force his audience to question their own relationship with the digital space.
What do you think of Oli Epp’s art?
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